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Bourgeois Liberalism
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Bourgeois Liberalism

Since some of the articles in this number offer a critical discussion of liberalism, it might be helpful to consider what exactly that term means. Keeping in mind that the meaning has been changing since the end of the 18…

Why Russia and China Are More Conservative Than the West
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Why Russia and China Are More Conservative Than the West

Despite their Communist past and present, Russia and China are demonstrably more conservative in many ways than present-day, self-hating America.


What are conservative values? Freedom of speech? Free markets? Guns? Not necessarily. Although relevant, these things do not define what …

Remembering Thomas Carlyle
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Remembering Thomas Carlyle

The Sage of Chelsea


Thomas Carlyle, the Sage of Chelsea, was neither a liberal nor a democrat, but he was also not a “small c” conservative who believed gradual reform was either desirable or possible, at least not in the …

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What We Are Reading: July 2022

Worrywarts who fear societal collapse might be on to
something. Violent crime is rising, WWIII threatens, and a belief in the biological basis of sex gets you canceled. Students of Weimar history will notice similarities. Saul Bellow’s jaded protagonist Artur …

Media’s Self-Induced Demise
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Media’s Self-Induced Demise

It has been a busy time for the press, that aegis of our vaunted democracy, which is about as independent as a mob enforcer and just as gentle with its enemies. Three victims, in particular, have drawn its recent punches: …

As English Goes, So Goes the U.S.
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As English Goes, So Goes the U.S.

By undermining the Western canon in the 1990s, leftist academics paved the way for today’s ‘woke’ hurricane.


When I finished graduate school at UCLA in 1988, I believed that English sat at the top of the academic heap. The department …

The Healing That Wounds a Nation
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The Healing That Wounds a Nation

Political language in America has assumed a maddening sameness, not to mention an overwrought self-righteousness, in this age of talk radio, blogs, and social media. Indeed, the editorials, tweets, press releases, and speeches of the two opposite camps—Team Red State …

Tearing Down Canada’s Past
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Tearing Down Canada’s Past

July 1 is Canada Day, commemorating the founding of the Canadian state. But what does it mean to be Canadian? In the traditional Canada that existed before the 1960s the answer was clear: Traditional Canada was defined by the culture …

Vanity Projects
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Vanity Projects

Father Stu
Directed by Rosalind Ross ◆ Written by Rosalind Ross ◆ Produced by Mark Wahlberg (through Columbia Pictures) ◆ Distributed by Sony Pictures

Moonfall
Directed by Roland Emmerich ◆ Written by Roland Emmerich◆ Produced by Roland Emmerich ◆ Distributed …

A Fork in Europe’s Road
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A Fork in Europe’s Road

In 1814-15, the Congress of Vienna laid the foundations of the new European order. The event concluded a quarter century of turmoil, which started with the French Revolution in 1789 and ended with Napoleon’s final defeat at Waterloo. The congress …

The Cowardly American Corporation
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The Cowardly American Corporation

I no longer bubble with rage when a new outbreak of corporate wokeness erupts across our fruited plain. It’s just another day in the pathetic life of the Land of the Greedy and the Home of the Enslaved. To wit: …

Red-Flagging Red-Flag Law Abuse
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Red-Flagging Red-Flag Law Abuse

Here we go again. The Beltway Swamp’s ineluctable impulse to (Pretend To) Do Something in the wake of a mass school shooting committed by a homicidal maniac has put America on the brink of greenlighting untold civil liberties abuses in …

What Really Happened to Justin Bieber?
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What Really Happened to Justin Bieber?

Everyone with a phone or computer has seen the mega-viral videos and photos of 28-year-old pop star Justin Bieber. “As you can see, this eye is not blinking,” he told his whopping 241 million Instagram followers last weekend. Bieber’s handsome …

Faux Conservatism at Fox News
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Faux Conservatism at Fox News

For months now, Fox News luminary Pete Hegseth has been lecturing us about the “miseducation of America.” One of Hegseth’s favorite targets has been the Frankfurt School, a subject about which his colleagues bow to his glittering wisdom. Hegseth …

Ukraine, a Hundred Days Later
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Ukraine, a Hundred Days Later

Last Friday, June 3, marked the 100th day of the war in Ukraine. The war has not gone well for Russia. It is turning into a protracted affair, with many known unknowns. Its eventual outcome—not only military and political …

U.S. and Ukraine, Goals in Conflict
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U.S. and Ukraine, Goals in Conflict

Among the nations aiding Ukraine in its resistance to the Russian invasion, America has been foremost. Yet the war interests of our two nations are not identical. To the U.S., the imperative is that the war be contained, not expanded, …

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What We Are Reading: June 2022

American universities already resembled insane asylums in 1987, when Jesse Jackson egged on the philistines at Stanford to chant, “Hey hey, ho ho, Western Civ has got to go.” No less barbaric than the summer of 2020 rioters, human termites …

Halting the Leftward Lurch
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Halting the Leftward Lurch

In recent decades, a rhetorical style, centered on warning us about a “far right” takeover of Western countries, has developed. This has nothing to do with our present situation or with anything that seems about to happen. In the recently …

Remembering  Robert E. Lee
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Remembering Robert E. Lee

The Forbearant Hero

Prior to the July 1863 march into Pennsylvania that would lead to the fateful loss at Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee instructed the battalions of the Army of Northern Virginia to remember

that we make war only

The High Cost of Getting Started
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The High Cost of Getting Started

Why It’s Actually Okay to Live With Your Parents Now

I am the host of a nightly conservative political talk show on One America News. And I still live at home with my parents.

Perhaps that strikes some as hypocritical. …

Allies on the Transatlantic Right
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Allies on the Transatlantic Right

Politics in the Western world have become a tool for the deracinated elite to control the masses and simultaneously ensure that ideologically preordained outcomes still retain some semblance to the democratic process of yore. There are millions of Europeans who …

Protecting Democracy from Voters
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Protecting Democracy from Voters

Writer and aspiring politician J. D. Vance recently offered this astute observation: “Barack Obama is articulate but has never made a memorable speech. The reason is that his views are utterly conventional. He’s [incapable] of saying anything outside the elite …

Russia, Ukraine, and the Return of Nationalism
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Russia, Ukraine, and the Return of Nationalism

The Russia-Ukraine War has become a proxy fight between American-led globalism and the alternative: a multipolar world of nation-states free from American hegemony.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has become a test case for the ambitions of the United States and …

The Trouble with Twitter
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The Trouble with Twitter

I don’t tweet. I probably never will. As a former English professor, I am too steeped in the idea that you must provide well-reasoned support for your assertions—not just blurt them out rapid-fire with as many typos as you can …

Wounded Warriors
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Wounded Warriors

The Contractor
Directed by Tarik Saleh ◆ Written by J. P. Davis ◆ Produced by Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee ◆ Distributed by Paramount Pictures

The Northman
Directed by Robert Eggers ◆ Written by Sigurjón Sigurðsson and Robert Eggers ◆ …